Here's another great image from memory.loc.gov. I'm glad newbies don't have to do this to gain membership to Badger & Blade
Title: Initiation exercises being held by the Littleton, CO Volunteer Fire Department (1905)
Summary: Three Littleton Fire Department volunteers, including Eddie H. Albertson and Harwood Little, pose playfully in wooden chairs set on a platform, Littleton, Colorado. They wear fire helmets with "Hose 1," on them and have towels around their necks as they tip shaving lotion bottles to their mouths.